Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse (VAASA)

Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse is a peer-to-peer program in which high school varsity athletes take an oath to remain alcohol- and other-drug free. They are then trained by CANDLE staff to address younger students and to serve as positive role models. VAASA members bring their message to elementary school classes, explaining to their younger audiences why choosing not to drink or use other drugs is a wise choice.

CANDLE provides training to schools and athletic groups in order to help these student-athletes provide the best information to the students they will train.



For more information about any of the programs listed above please contact:

Annie Scott

(845) 634-6677 ext. 13